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  • Nourishment in nature

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    The abundance of sunshine and surging temperatures in recent days has green thumbs pulsing.

    Ann Kowalkoski, president of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, said embracing this urge not only will produce spacious gardens, but also a sense of serenity.

  • March 25, 2010: Our readers write

    The best we can do?

    The passage of the health care reform bill has been accompanied by a ludicrous public debate that has camouflaged the real issue.  A Congress that is funded by the health insurance industry won’t create reform that reduces the profits of the health insurance industry.   And the profits are the problem, causing our health care costs to be much higher than countries with universal health care.

  • Redefining friendship and fans

    By BEN SHEROAN

    For some people, making friends seems simple. It’s not a skill that comes easy to me.

    There are many reasons. Certainly, a fear of rejection causes most of us to hide a part of our being from the world at large. Perhaps, for me, it’s a skeptical, slow-to-trust nature I observed in my mother.

    I think a degree of it comes from basic selfishness. With true friends, the deep connection creates a reciprocal relationship and a sacrifice of time that I’m not willing to invest.

  • Ancestral Trails book fair Saturday

     

  • March 17, 2010: Our readers write

    Seniors have a voice

    Seniors, please remember these things in November.

    1. U.S. House and Senate members get a raise every year.

    2. They voted not to give seniors “cost of living” raises for 2010 and 2011

    3. Medicare premiums will go up for the next two years.

    4. You will not get the 3 percent cost of living adjustment

    5. Medicine prices have increased

    6. Food prices have increased

    7. Gas prices have increased

    8. Electricity prices have increased

  • March 15, 2010: Our readers write

    Founded by Christians

    Regarding the column “How Christian were the founding fathers? Does it matter?” (Feb. 19), authors Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis obviously believe that America is not, and was not a Christian nation, founded on the Bible and Christian principles. I beg to differ.

  • March 30, 2010: Our readers write

    Seeing through the guise of goodness Recently I was appalled to hear Kentucky’s Attorney General, Jack Conway, say that Obamacare was a good thing because so many of our citizens were currently uninsured. But is a good thing a legal thing or the right thing? And the attorney general’s job has nothing to do with whether something is good; his job is to determine if it is l

  • Pancakes aplenty

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    The North Hardin Lions Club pancake breakfast has a new home this year.

    The club will host its annual Pancake Feast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkway Elementary School. The breakfast is all-you-can-eat and offers pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs, along with milk, juice and coffee, for $5. Children younger than 6 eat free.

  • Living the American dream

     

  • Dollars and Sense: Does your small biz have an NOL?

    In the current economy, it’s safe to say that many small businesses might have chalked up a net operating loss — NOL — during the last year or two. If that’s the case, the Kentucky Society of CPAs advises that there is one potential tax deduction that you should not miss. But it may be necessary to call in an expert to determine if you are eligible.